Emergency!! Pleeease Help Me Asap!!!!

Decorating By supermama322 Updated 19 Jun 2010 , 3:55pm by Jeep_girl816

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supermama322 Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 8:31am
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Sooo it's 2:30am and I am pregnant, tired and emotional.. LOL, I just got done this wedding cake to be delivered tomorrow by 2 (out of town).. It's dark blue and I had to use shortening on it for the first time ever.. Well it's all white and splotchy where there is shortening on the fondant!! It's so ugly.. I want it to be clean and one color like usual!! UGHHHH PLEASE HELP ME! HOW do I get shortening OFF my finished fondant covered cake?!?! It's MMF by the way. icon_smile.gif THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

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tinygoose Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 8:54am
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From what I've heard a little shortening will just get absorbed into the fondant. I guess I'm not the best person to ask. I've had little streaks of shortening on some cakes, it was a while ago, and I think they just dissipated. I'm not sure how much is on your cake.

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PatricesPieces Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 9:13am
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Try dusting it with some cornstarch. That may absorb some of the shortening. Just brush off any excess cornstarch.

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KayMc Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 2:39pm
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I just saw a tutorial from Planet Cake stating you NEVER want corn starch on the front of your fondant, as you can't get it off.

I hope you update us as to how this turns out!

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leah_s Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 2:54pm
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umm . . .how much shortening did you use? I use maybe a teaspoon at the most on my entire counter. Probably less. I'd think the best thing to do at this point is to wipe off as much as possible, and then rub a thin, thin, thin film of shortening on your palms and rub all over the cake. But that's a guess. I don't use MMF.

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jerseygirlNga Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 3:09pm
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As a new decorator...I'm well versed in this area... icon_redface.gif It took awhile but I finally got it right! Get crisco all over that cake. I rub it on my hands and I "grease" the cake. I would then take a paper towel and wipe off any excess. The cake will be fine...take a deep breath!

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sadie098 Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 3:22pm
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You could take a ball of the same color foandat and lightly swipe over the worst of it and that should pick up the grease. but, don't corn starch it you'll be sorry.

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Kitagrl Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 3:31pm
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Sometimes if its applicable I like to airbrush a thin coating of pearl over an entire cake, it evens out the color really well, but only if it looks right and will be okay with the customer (meaning they did not specify dark colors).

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Jeep_girl816 Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 3:55pm
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I would leave it alone for the night. By the time 2am comes you're pretty much exhausted and any little mistakes can quickly grow into huge ones.

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